If you want a Galaxy S4 and you like the great outdoors, then the Galaxy S4 Active is the handset for you. The appropriately-named Active sports a more durable chassis than the standard S4. With an IP67 protection rating, the Active can survive everything from sand and dust to sitting in up to one-meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The added protection means the Active is also a bit bulkier than the standard S4, weighing 5.3 ounces to the regular S4's 4.6 ounces. The new chassis also gets physical face buttons rather than the capacitive buttons found on the original S4.
To improve outdoor visibility, the Galaxy S4 Active replaces the standard S4's 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 5-inch 1080p TFT LCD display. The Active also gets a less powerful rear-facing camera than the regular S4, 8-megapixels rather than 13.